Sony forum


Sony VAIO left click and touchpad double tap not working

by hydronic21 / October 15, 2011 4:55 PM PDT

Hello, recently my left click and touchpad "double tap" stopped working. model number is VPCF115FM.
The right button for the touchpad still works, I was able to invert the
buttons to be able to use it like the left button. This is apparently a
widespread problem on sony laptops? Sony wants $200 to fix it, I am
sure a soldered connection or a wire has come loose. Can anyone tell me
if they are familiar with this issue, and maybe how to remedy it, as far
as what the fix is if it's a known issue? Any help would be greatly
appreciated! I have a problem paying $200 plus $60 shipping to fix a
wire. Im comfortable opening the case and soldering if I need to, but a more extensive fix might require me sending it to Sony?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Sony VAIO left click and touchpad double tap not working
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Sony VAIO left click and touchpad double tap not working
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Sounds like it needs repair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2011 12:21 AM PDT

If you are comfortable doing the repair what you discover is there are no repair documents to be found so you have to inspect it and hope you find it. You could also buy a new/used part(s) and hope.

Most folk get a mouse and keep using the laptop till something else breaks.

Collapse -
not hardware problem
by AndyRozman / August 29, 2012 7:13 AM PDT

Hi !

I have same problem with my Sony (VPCF1). I also thought this is hardware problem, but it's not. If I boot in Linux both double tap and left touchpad button work. Only when I am in Windows 7 problem is there. It seems that one of W7 updates created some sort of problem with drivers. I have any function I need, except doubletap and left button are unresponsive...


Collapse -
Months later?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 7:41 AM PDT
In reply to: not hardware problem

Why not use System Restore to when it worked?

Collapse -
by safrils / October 20, 2011 6:54 AM PDT

sony ericsson mobile on +6282125808817

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Having Wi-Fi troubles?

From the garage to the basement, we blanketed every square inch of the CNET Smart Home with fast, reliable Wi-Fi.